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This Christmas help a loved one to beat yesterday with the help of Garmin. Whether they’ve set their sights on a marathon, they want to get faster on the bike, or they simply want to get more active, there’s a Garmin that can help. 

For the cyclist who likes to stay connected 

Tiny but mighty, the Garmin Edge 130 has a host of navigational and connective features on board to delight your cyclist. 

Whether the cyclist in your life lives for the open road or loves to hit the trails, the Garmin Edge 130 will help them to find their way. There’s a GPS mode and they can also receive GLONASS and Galileo satellite signals.  

The built-in altimeter tells your cyclist how far, fast, hard and high they’ve ridden on the longest climbs so they can come home and tell you about it. They'll also be able to chase KOM's via the Strava live segments. 

If you want to keep in touch with your favourite cyclist, you’ll be pleased to know that the Garmin Edge 130 will also receive mobile notifications, so they won’t need to keep stopping to look at their phone. 

For the runner who’s motivated by music 

The Garmin Forerunner 645 Music is more than just a running watch. If you surprise your favourite runner with this must-have gadget, they’ll wonder what they did without it. 

The 645 Music has everything you’d expect from a premium running watch. In-built HRM, advanced performance metrics and evaluation, GPS monitoring – all the data they need to help them to beat yesterday. 

Motivation isn’t all about data though. That’s why Garmin have created the 645 Music with capacity to store and play up to 500 songs so that your favourite runner can get into the rhythm while they train.  

Don’t worry if the runner in your life needs anything while they’re out. The 645 Music also comes with Garmin Pay capability, so they can use it anywhere that has tap pay. 

The only question is which colour will they like best – black, cerise, rose gold or slate?  

For someone who wants to make 2019 their healthiest year yet 

Know somebody with a busy lifestyle who wants an extra push to get more active in the new year? 

The Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music could be the answer. 

It comes with fifteen sports apps to let them track their performance including golf, cycling, yoga and swimming. Outdoor activities can be recorded with GPS data, so they’ll be able to review their distance and route. 

The lucky recipient of this watch  will also be able to monitor their fitness level with estimated VO2 Max and ‘Fitness Age.’ They can even keep an eye on stress, thanks to the built-in HRM.  

Like the 645 Music, this watch will also store and play up to 500 songs. It also receives all the mobile notifications you would expect from a smart watch, making it the perfect watch for everyday use.  

For the adventurer in your life  

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for that person who embraces the great outdoors, this is it. 

The Garmin Fenix 5 Plus was built for adventure. The rugged construction has a water resistance rating of 10ATM which means it can withstand the harshest storms and the most extreme water sports. 

Don’t worry about your loved one getting lost as they stray from the beaten path. The watch comes with integrated full-colour, TopoActive Europe mapping with at-a-glance navigation and location tracking. For running and cycling, they can also find the best possible routes with Trendline Mapping which uses millions of kilometers of Garmin Connect data.  

They’ll be able to take their music with them on the Fenix 5 Plus and listen wirelessly with Bluetooth headphones. It’s also got Garmin Pay so they can grab food on the go without rummaging in their backpack. 

For the YouTube star 

Do you know the next action hero whose heroic exploits are too good to not share? 

The Virb Ultra 30 is Garmin’s most connected camera yet, allowing instant sharing and even live-streaming so you’ll never miss a moment. 

3-axis image stabilization means the Virb Ultra 30 will capture smooth and steady footage, whatever the terrain, in crispy clear 4K/30fps. It also comes with a waterproof case, so your loved one can take it anywhere, in any weather.  

If that’s not enough, they can also overlay data such as speed, altitude, G-Force and even heart-rate so you can fully appreciate how high, fast and hard their activity was. 

They won’t need to worry about fiddling with buttons if it’s mounted on their helmet or they’re wearing gloves. The Virb Ultra 30 responds to simple voice commands so it can start recording when they’re right in the thick of the action.  


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Nassrin Chamanian
Published on: 12 Nov 2018

Pretty OK at bikes. Enthusiasm outstrips ability.